Varonis Offers Express Risk Assessments to Help Companies Close Data Security Gaps

NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, today announced an "Express" version of its Unstructured Data Risk Assessment, available for certain commonly used environments in any organizations hoping to quantify and prioritize areas where sensitive data is potentially at risk.

Organizations store important, often sensitive unstructured data across their file shares, intranets, and email. This data is growing exponentially, and as it does organizations are struggling to keep pace with appropriate access privileges, usage, and the associated business alignment and relevance. Without proper insight into where sensitive data lives and who has access to it within a file environment, organizations are at significant risk that either external or internal threats will have more serious impact.

Based on nearly a decade of expertise in unstructured data analysis and security, the Varonis Express Unstructured Data Risk Assessment can be used by enterprises to scope and prioritize remediation efforts that, if acted upon, will significantly reduce the threat of data loss, theft or misuse. The Express Assessment includes detail on areas such as:

  • Overly accessible folders containing important or regulated content
  • Overly accessible hierarchies and data structures
  • Folders with stale information
  • Users with too much access
  • Unused, enabled user accounts

Ken Spinner, Varonis Vice President of Global Field Engineering, said, "Since we launched the Varonis Unstructured Data Risk Assessment in November 2014, there has been strong interest from companies trying to contend with the vulnerability inherent in their rapidly growing volumes of unstructured data. These are the documents, email attachments, spreadsheets, presentations, media files, and other business data stored in file and email servers and NAS devices -- often including sensitive or confidential data assets. In many cases no one is aware that this information is widely accessible, often by everyone in the company. With the new Express version of the risk assessment, any organization can look at a portion of their most sensitive data assets and get a fast, accurate picture of how at risk they really are on the inside, where it counts."

Working in concert with a company's IT staff, Varonis engineers will collect and analyze metadata from key infrastructure components and return a detailed analysis to be reviewed with the staff. The analysis, titled The Varonis Express Unstructured Data Risk Assessment Report, will summarize key findings, rank identified weaknesses in order of risk, and provide a recommendation for remediation. A typical assessment takes about 30 days.

More information about the Varonis Unstructured Data Risk Assessment is available here:

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About Varonis

Varonis is the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data. Varonis provides an innovative software platform that allows enterprises to map, analyze, manage and migrate their unstructured data. Varonis specializes in human-generated data, a type of unstructured data that includes an enterprise's spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, emails, text messages and any other data created by employees. This data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property and numerous other forms of vital information. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data governance, data security, archiving, file synchronization, enhanced mobile data accessibility and information collaboration. As of March 31, 2015, Varonis had approximately 3,500 customers, spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, energy & utilities, technology, consumer and retail, education and media & entertainment sectors.

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Source:Varonis Systems, Inc.